Lynx SVG – a kind of animals subfamily of small cats, the family of cats, a group of predatory, class Mammals. The article describes the representatives of this kind.
Two other cats with the word “lynx” in their names: Karakal (steppe lynx) and reed cat (swamp lynx) do not belong to the family of lynxes.
Lynx SVG description
Lynx SVG can be easily identified by its short, as if it were a chopped tail with a black tip (a red lynx with a white tip), dark tassels of hard hair on big triangular ears, long hair on the sides of a round muzzle and fluffy fur in a speckled pattern.
But since this predator is widely spread across Eurasia and North America, its appearance and size vary greatly among species and their geographical populations.
The largest species of this genus is the common lynx (Latin: Lynx lynx) with a body length of 80-130 cm (excluding tail) and a weight of 8-36 kg. The smallest is the redheaded lynx (Lynx rufus), with a body of 47.5 to 105 cm (excluding tail) and a weight of 4 to 18 kg. The sexual dimorphism of these beautiful animals is expressed in size: males are larger than females.
The head of the lynx is wide and short, and the bones of the nose are large. Eyes large, oval, sandy, with round pupils. Standing, pointed ears of the animal are crowned with black tassels up to 4 cm. long.
The jaws of the lynxes are narrow and powerful. Several rows of long, stiff vibrresses grow on the thick upper lip. Hair forms “sideburns” and “beard” on the face.
There are 30 teeth in the mouth of adult lynxes, among which sharp and long fangs stand out.
The body of the animal is short, muscular, and the limbs are long and powerful. The front legs of the lynx are slightly shorter than the hind legs. The legs of northern species are very wide, especially in winter, when they are heavily overgrown with wool, helping to move around in deep snow.
There are 4 fingers on the front paws of the Lynx SVG and 5 fingers on the back paws, one of which is reduced. Like other cats, the lynxes are fingertips. Their claws are tight, sharp and curved.
Representatives of the genus climb trees well, move in steps or with a cat lynx, rarely make jumps at 3.5-4 m in length, make throws at short distances at a speed of up to 64 km / h, can go to long distances and swim well.
Animals follow the trail – the hind legs follow the trail of the front legs. Lynx tracks are perfectly round, slightly blunted in front, without claw marks and not as big as their paws.
The tail of the lynxes is small, but in different species it differs in length. Its size varies within 5-30 cm.
A lynx is a very beautiful wild cat. Her winter fur is thick, fluffy and soft. The color of lynx hair varies from pale smoky to rusty reddish with more or less pronounced spots on the back, sides and legs. On the underside of the body, the coat is light, especially long, but not thick. Lower legs, inner ear, front of neck, area near lips and around eyes are white. Animals shed twice a year: in autumn and spring.
Lynxes belong to the Small cats subfamily (Felinae), the main feature of which is the inability to make a loud growl due to the complete hardening of the hyoid bone. But they can sizzle, purr, meow and make high sounds like a bear’s roar.
The Lynx SVG has good hearing and vision, but its sense of smell is weak. The tassels on their ears are sound-catching sensors. If a lynx takes away these hairs, it will hear much worse.